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Thomas Fleiner

Born 16.7. 1938

Married to Lidija Basta Ivancevic

Diplomas
Prof. Dr. iur (Zurich 1966). Legum Magister (LLM, Yale 1968), Habilitation for Constitutional, Administrative and Public International Law (Fribourg 1971)

Function
Assistant Professor (1969-71); Full Professor of the Law Faculty , University of Fribourg CH for General Theory of the State and Swiss Constitutional and Administrative Law 1971 to 2008); Director of the Institute of Federalism (1984-2008); since 2008  Professor for general theory of state at the distant University of Brig;President of the Curatorship od the Institute for European Constitutional Sciences of the Distant University Hagen Germany, Member of the PhD Board of the University of Siena; member of the Centre of the European Constitutional Law Tsatsos Foundation Greece..

Fields of Research, Teaching and other Activities

  • Federalism, Rule of Law, Multicultural State
  • Comparative Administrative and Constitutional Law
  • Political Theory and Philosophy
  • Swiss Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Legislative Drafting 

Author or Co-author of the following books:

  • Die Kleinstaaten in den Staatenverbindungen des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts 1966 (Diss.)
  • Die Delegation als Problem des Staats- und Verwaltungsrechts, 1970 (Habil.)
  • Recht und Gerechtigkeit, 1976.
  • Droit et Justice, 1979.
  • Grundzüge des Allgemeinen und Schweizerischen Verwaltungsrechts, 1977 - 2nd edit., 1980.
  • Allgemeine Staatslehre, 1980 - 2nd edit. 1995, translated into French and Portugese .
  • Théorie Générale de l'Etat 1990.
  • Leitfaden für die Redaktion normativer Texte, 1985.
  • Was sind Menschenrechte Zürich 1996,
  • Schto takoje prawa tscheloweka Russian Translation Moscow 1997 ,
  • Ludicka Prava: Serbian Translation, Belgrad 1996
  • Derechos Humanos perspectiva Sviza, Spanish Translation Themis Bgotà 1999
  • What are Human Rights, Chinese Translation Beijing 1999
  • What are Human Rights, English Translation Sidney 1999
  • Les Droits de l'Homme: un point de vue Suisse French Translation Fribourg 1999 PIFF études et colloques vol. 21 
  • O que sao direttos humanos Portugese Translation Sao Paolo 2003
  • Die neue schweizerische Bundesverfassung (Föderalismus, Grundrechte, Wirtschaftsrecht und Staatsstruktur) Thomas Fleiner et al. 2000, PIFF  Etudes et Colloques, vol. 26
  • Thomas FLEINER, Lidija BASTA-FLEINER, Allgemeine Staatslehre. Über die konstitutionelle Demokratie in einer multikulturellen globalisierten Welt (series: Springer Verlag Enzyklopädie der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaft), 3rd revised ed. English translation will be published End of 2008
  • Federalism and Multiethnic States: The Case of Switzerland PIFF 16a Fribourg 2000
  • Thomas Fleiner, Alexander Misic, Nicole Töpperwien, Swiss Constitutional Law Stämpfli/Kluwer June 2005
  • Constitutional Democracy in a globalized and multicultural world (with Lidija Basta) Springer 2009 Book Review List of Amazon Bestseller books 2010
  • Federalizm i mnogoetnicnie gosudarstva:  svajcarskaja model Lidija Basta Fleiner red. Kazan 2004 published by Kazanskij Centr Federalizma i Publicnoji Politiki

And of Several Hundred Papers on Issues of Constitutional, Administrative, International Law and Legal and Political philosophy.

Editor:

  • Edition PIFF of the Institute of Federalism.until 2008
  • Co-editor of the German "Zeitschrift für Gesetzgebung".
  • Coeditor of the Australian Revue for Public Law.
  • Coeditor Book Series Global Dialogue

Languages

German, English, French, Italian

Awards and Honours

  • Doctor Iuris Honoris Causa University of Rouen
  • Honorary President and Emeritus President of the International Association of Constitutional Law;
  • Award of B'nai Brith organizations of Switzerland at the occasion of their 150th anniversary for activities for human rights and against racism
  • Menschenrechte und Bürgerrechte in einer vielgestaltigen Welt, Wissenschaftliche Begegnung einiger Freunde zum 60. Geburtstag PIFF 27 Freiburg, 2000, hrg. Peter Häberle und Jörg Paul Müller
  • Mensch und Staat, Festschrift der Juristischen Fakultät zum 65. Geburtstag mit einer Liste der Doktoranden und der Publikationen hrg. PeterHänni Zürich 2003
  • Honorary Citizenship of Serbia and Montenegro
  • Foreign Member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Science (since 2009)

(Yugoslavia 2002)


Former Functions and Activities:

  • Civil servant, Legal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern 1965-67.
  • Assistant professor, Law Faculty, University of Fribourg, 1969-71.
  • Professor in public law and general theory of the state, 1971- .
  • President of the Legal Department, University of Fribourg, 1981-85.
  • Dean of the Faculty, 1983-85.
  • Director of the Institute of Federalism (1984 - 2008)

Visiting Professor:

  • Lady Davis Visiting Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1983.
  • Law Faculty, University of Rouen, France, March 1984.
  • Law Faculty, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1985.
  • Law Faculty, University of Trier, Germany 1988.
  • Law Faculty, University of Leuven Belgium 1995.
  • European College Bruges Belgium 1994/95.
  • Cardozo Law School NY 1996.
  • Law School, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey 2003-2007.
  • Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland 2003-2009 (one Modul for the Master for Intercultural  Communication).
  • Central European University (CEU) Budapest (2007)
  • Duke University USA Summer-University in Geneva (2009)
  • With Lidija Basta PhD course for the Institutes of Peace and Security, Human Rights and Federalism in Addis Ababa

Was and is Lecturing on the Following Subjects:

  • Theory of the Modern State and Comparative Government.
  • Federal and Cantonal Administrative Law.
  • Comparative Administrative Law.
  • Federal and Cantonal Constitutional Law.
  • Comparative Constitutional Law.
  • How to Make Plain Laws.
  • Environmental Law.
  • Humanitarian Law.
  • General Theory of Federalism.
  • Comparative Federalism.
  • Legal Aspects of Ethnic Conflicts.
  • The Case of Yugoslavia.
  • Co-Teaching with Wyther Holt on Court Protection of Human Rights.
  • European-American Approach.

Legislative Bills/Statutes Drafted for the Federal Government:

  • Pensions and professional retirement.
  • Federal Grants for Universities.
  • University Research.
  • Hunting .
  • Environmental Protection.
  • Federal Universities.
  • Cinema.
  • Food-Control.
  • Post-graduate Education of Medical Personal.
  • University Education of Medical Personal.

Other Activities:

  • President of the Swiss Filmcenter, 1971-85.
  • Member of the Committee of the International Red Cross, 1975-83.
  • Recipient awards International Radio University of Europe, 1978, 1980.
  • Adviser in legal drafting for federal and several cantonal governments.
  • Member of several federal commissions including the revision of the Federal Constitution, Film Commission etc.
  • Expert in legal affairs concerning the Swiss Confederation, various cantons and the Council of Europe.
  • Head of CSCE-Missions to all Republics of former Yugoslavia 1992-93.
  • Member of the "Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer" (Member of the executive committee 1991-1993.
  • Founder of the Swiss Association of Legislation.
  • Teacher and Executive-Director of the Seminars on Legislation for Civil Servants 1980-2007.
  • Coordinating of the European Network and the Summer University of the Institute of Federalism on "Dezentralisation and Local Autonomy in European Countries".
  • President of the International Association of Constitutional Law 1995-99. Founding Member of this Association in 1981 in Belgrade
  • Permanent Adviser of the Negotiation Team of Serbia on the Status of Kosovo (2006-2008)
  • Since 2008 Prof. of the Distant University of Brig
  • Actually key Expert on comparative law  for the American Peace Institute in Iraq for the new organization of the Judiciary

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